Lyoto Machida manager Ed Soares is disappointed that his fighter won't get the next shot at the light heavyweight title, but not overly bent out of shape.
The way he sees it, the title shot was a welcomed bonus, not an expectation.
"Whatever the UFC wants is fine," Soares told MMAjunkie.com. "I'm not tripping on that."
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Former Light Heavyweight champ Lyoto Machida tells AXS-TV's Pat Miletich and Michael Schiavello about his big plans for dethroning the Middleweight champ Chris Weidman at UFC 175 in July.
Lyoto Machida might have been the UFC's second choice to be Chris Weidman's first UFC title fight that didn't involve Anderson Silva, but he's ready all the same. The promotion initially wanted Vitor Belfort, who's been on a red-hot TRT infused tear in Brazil for the past couple of years, but you gotta take the read news >>
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Lyoto Machida has waited years for his shot at a UFC title. He's completely dominated every fighter that's had the misfortune of being in his path en route to an undefeated professional record of 14-0; earning big wins over Stephan Bonnar, Rich Franklin, B.J. Penn, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou, Tito Ortiz and Thiago Silva. read news >>
A title fight that may, or may not come. Cub Swanson was never opposed to a fight against Frankie Edgar, he just had his heart set on waiting for his promised title shot in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight division.
But according to Swanson, that title fight isn't "guaranteed" and says he doesn't want history to repeat itself and wait out for another year -- only to come back and take on someone else who isn't the 145-pound champion.
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In the latest USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA flyweight rankings, Chris Cariaso checks in at No. 11. So why is he getting a title shot with the No. 1-ranked fighter and reigning flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson?Filed under: News, UFC read news >>
When Chris Weidman defeated Lyoto Machida at UFC 175, it was clear that his original foe, Vitor Belfort, was next in line for a shot at the middleweight championship.
For Weidman’s third defense, things aren’t as simple for the UFC as faxing out a pair of bout agreements and picking an arena, as the Brazilian’s drug testing issues aren’t completely behind him.
Belfort tested positive for elevated testosterone levels in a random drug screening in Nevada back in February, and if the Nevada State A read news >>
This summer is proving to be the turning point in the career of middleweight Bubba Bush. The Legacy FC champ will make his promotional debut at UFC 175 on Saturday night. read news >>
Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida believes Vitor Belfort is next in line for a title shot at middleweight following UFC 175.
Lyoto Machida has come to the aid of his fellow Brazilian and agreed that Vitor Belfort is the logical contender for a middleweight title shot after UFC 175.
The former light-heavyweight champion, who is scheduled to challenge Chris Weidman for the 185lb. title at UFC 175, thinks that his fellow former champion has done enough to prove that he deserves an read news >>
There have been plenty of big moments in Lyoto Machida's career, and another huge opportunity is rapidly approaching. The former light heavyweight champion turned middleweight contender will square off against current titleholder Chris Weidman in the main event at UFC 175 on July 5 in Las Vegas, in what has become one of the most anticipated bouts of 2014.
The championship tilt will be Weidman's first showing inside the Octagon since upsetting former 185-pound king Anderson Silva in back-to-back read news >>
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Rustam Khabilov got his shot against former champ Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 42 thanks to something rare for him: a Twitter callout. Filed under: Featured, News, UFC read news >>
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T.J. Dillashaw emphatically claimed the UFC Bantamweight title with a fifth round TKO win over Renan Barao at UFC 173 on Saturday. Naturally potential rivals are crawling out of the woodwork to stake their claim on a title shot.
First in line may be the last man to beat Dillashaw, Raphael Assuncao, who took a split decision win over the now champ at UFC Fight Night: Maia vs. Shields in October, 2013.
"I hope they give me the title shot," Assuncao told Guilherme Cruz of MMAFighting.com. "I want t read news >>